OCZ announces new Vertex 2 Pro and Vertex 2 EX SSDs

Jun 11, 2010
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OCZ has been all about new SSDs so far this year. It seems like every time I turn around they are whipping out a couple more new options for computer users. OCZ has now announced a couple new version of the Vertex 2 SSD that are very similar to each other called the Vertex 2 Pro and the Vertex 2 EX.

Both of the models promise the same performance with read speed of up to 285MB/s and write speed of up to 275MB/sec. Both of the SSDs also use SandForce SF-1500 controller. The big difference comes in the type of NAND flash the SSDs use. The Vertex 2 Pro utilizes MLC NAND and the EX uses SLC NAND.

That difference doesn’t affect performance at all according to OCZ, but it does give the EX version the ability to survive more than ten times the program/erase cycles compared to the Pro version. Both SSDs will come in 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB capacities at undisclosed pricing.


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